Marleen is Associate Professor and Associate Director of CGIO at NUS Business School. She holds a PhD from Leiden University and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management, both in The Netherlands.
Marleen teaches corporate strategy and family business. Her research interests are in Southeast Asian family businesses, in particular Indonesia. She has published widely on these topics, including articles in academic journals, books, book chapters, cases and reports. Her work is featured regularly in international media such as the Financial Times and she is a frequent invited speaker. Marleen also teaches in various executive education programmes and has extensive consulting experience. She won the 2014 NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award. Marleen is an independent director of Mercator Lines (Singapore) Ltd, serves as advisor to BoardAgender, and is on the Singapore committee of Family Business Network Asia. She is married to Thorvald Kleve, and has two daughters, Maya and Vera.